As you will have discovered if you read our About page, Summerland Sweets is a family owned and operated business with roots in the food processing industry since the 1950’s.
At Summerland Sweets we have made it easy for you to purchase our products online no matter where you live in North America. From syrups and jams to nut brittles and gift packages, our entire line of fruit-based products can be at your door in a matter of a few days!
Please note that for the syrups and jams there is a recommended minimum of 12 bottles each (i.e 1 case) in order to optimize shipping rates but we are happy to ship fewer bottles!
Enjoy our products. If you have any questions re shipping or about our products please give us a call at -1-800-577-1277. Thank you. If you're out this way, stop by and visit us!
Mr. F.E. (Ted) Atkinson founded Summerland Sweets in 1962. Ted received a Bachelors Degree in Food Science at Oregon State University in Corvallis in the 1920’s. Throughout his career he worked at the Federal Agricultural Research Station in Summerland and acted as head of the food processing lab for many years.
In the early 60‘s, working out of pickers’ cabin on his orchard, Ted started producing fruit jelly candies to raise funds for the local Rotary Club. He soon turned to commercial production and what began as a fundraising effort grew into a retirement project and blossomed into Summerland Sweets!
Ted’s success was due to his dedication to quality. He believed in using only top quality tree and vine ripened fruit picked at the peak of maturity. The fruit was then processed quickly to capture maximum flavour and maintain fruit colour.
Since its modest beginnings the business has grown considerably and now offers much more than just candy!
Today we have a full range of fruit based products including pancake syrups, gourmet jams, nut brittles, and many gift packages. Summerland Sweets is also home to Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery which began operations in 2008.
Stop in to see our production video complete with product samples and indulge in an ice cream cone while you’re here. Be sure to allow time to browse in our store which carries local pottery and artwork in addition to our regular products.
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